27 Aug '13, 1am
the oldest mock Tudor English pub in Sg, still charming musky going strong..
“This really reminds me of an English pub,” says one of the English men sat the bar, looking around the old musky, and yet charming decor at The Yard, the oldest British pub in Singapore today. There were sounds of football games playing on the television, and on a couple tables were conversations exchanged in heavy British accents over ice cold London Pride. Clearly, the warmth of this bar comes from the customers, many of whom are regulars. Behind the bar were Mr and Mrs Poon, the family that had been running the pub since 1983. In 2010, the pub was named “The Best of British” by Telegraph (United Kingdom), voted by the expats community. To many regulars, The Yard is like a home, a clichéd word so often used to describe warmth of a place, but this time it really feels like it. On the outside, the pub carries an intimidating look, a Victorian style architectural in white,...